1. What does ya mean?


Ya is slang for "Yes," which is a laid back way to answer in the affirmative. It is often used in texts and online and may also be used verbally in-person.

The term is used by people of all ages but is most often spoken by teenagers and young adults in informal contexts. It would probably reflect poorly on you if you used it in a formal, corporate environment.

Ya is one of many slang words used to answer positively, which includes Yep, Yeap, Yasss, Yesh, and Yup. The term may be pronounced the same way as "Yeah" or as "Yah," if used by a Scandanavian. It is the opposite of "Ya" is "nah," which means "no."


"Ya, I'm planning to go."

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Last Updated: December 4, 2019

2. What does ya mean?


Did ya know that ya can mean "you"? Well, ya do now ...

Ya is quite an informal abbreviation, so it is used primarily between close friends and family members. You may see ya appear in chat or text messages, asking "Where are ya?" or "What ya doing?"


"How ya doin?"
"Oh, ya know, ok I guess."

A man who is coming for ya

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Last Updated: March 16, 2021

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